It was a story about Steve Spiro and how he had created an album entitled 'Frequent Traveller'.
Within the report it explained how Steve wanted to make use of his 1 hour 'dead' commuting time - so he decided to sample the sounds he heard along his journey.
"There's a lovely sound of whirring you can hear.... I thought, it's my precious time - I'm going to write an album on this journey" - Steve Spiro
Immediately upon arriving at work, I fired up the dukebox (yes.. dukebox not jukebox... it has fondly been referred to as the 'dukebox of hazzard'!) and I purchased/listened to the album.. I loved it! It is very ambient and somehow soulful - almost immediately it strikes a sort of connection with my experiences of the journey to and from work (even though I happen to drive now more than train my way to work).
As mentioned, I find the story very inspiring and it makes me want to utilise my commuting time. I do have a great recognistion of the fact that the so called 'dead' time actually allows me to unwind after a hard day at work and resolve (internally) some of the issues of the day - and I would hate to impact on that, but I feel I can do more with my time.
So as a result of this story, my first thoughts are to arm myself with a voice recorder and track some ideas on the way home about what I can do with the commuting time... I hope to embark on a more fruitful journey from now on!
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